South Korean media said North Korean arms exports last year increased to $ 100 million
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China Daily website AP: According to South Korean media reported North Korean arms exports soared last year, the Middle East, Africa, Central and South America and other countries on arms exports the past few years the average annual amount of $ 50 million up to $ 100 million.
Korean source said: “As far as I know, North Korean arms exports last year reached U.S. $ 100 million in the implementation of the North Korean nuclear test by the international community’s sanctions, arms exports have dropped tens of millions of dollars It can be said has improved last year. “Some analysts said North Korea’s arms exports increased, because the North Korean nuclear problems as continuous progress, the DPRK’s foreign relations have improved.
Since North Korea conducted a nuclear test in 2006, the UN Security Council Resolution 1718 adopted in October to prohibit the export of North Korean tanks, armored vehicles, heavy weapons, fighter jets, attack helicopters, warships, missiles or missile systems associated with all materials.
U.S. media last month, citing the Congressional Research Service (CRS) annual report, 2000-2007, Korean exports to the developing world were worth 10 billion dollars in weapons. The average annual exports for 2000 to 2003 $ 200 million, but from 2004 to 2007 was only $ 50 million. (Global Online: letter Lotus)